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The Trump hush money mystery House Democrats should try to solve (Andrew Prokop/Vox)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:00

Andrew Prokop / Vox:
The Trump hush money mystery House Democrats should try to solve  —  President Donald Trump with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.  Alex Wong/Getty  —  Why did the investigation wrap up?

G-7 at Trump's Doral resort? The original sin of this presidency is failure to divest. (Noah Bookbinder/USA Today)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:40

Noah Bookbinder / USA Today:
G-7 at Trump's Doral resort?  The original sin of this presidency is failure to divest.  —  Trump's corruption now includes more than 2,300 conflicts of interest that benefit his finances, break his promises and violate the Constitution.  —  CONNECT  —  President Donald Trump's use …

Young Americans Prefer Socialism Because They Are Ignorant of the Past: Camille Paglia (Nick Gillespie/Reason)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:40

Nick Gillespie / Reason:
Young Americans Prefer Socialism Because They Are Ignorant of the Past: Camille Paglia  —  What explains the rise in warm feelings toward “socialism,” especially among younger Americans?  Several things, including a basic misunderstanding of what socialism means, the memory of the 2008 financial crisis …

Google accused of secretly feeding personal data to advertisers (Madhumita Murgia/Financial Times)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:35

Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Google accused of secretly feeding personal data to advertisers  —  Google is secretly using hidden web pages that feed the personal data of its users to advertisers, undermining its own policies and circumventing EU privacy regulations that require consent and transparency, according to one of its smaller rivals.

A Top White House Reporter Is Taking Over The Washington Free Beacon (Ben Smith/BuzzFeed News)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:35

Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
A Top White House Reporter Is Taking Over The Washington Free Beacon  —  A leading political reporter is leaving Politico to lead the neoconservative flagship Washington Free Beacon, the latest move in a conservative media world attempting to adjust to the age of Donald Trump.

Book: Kavanaugh accuser's attack 'motivated' by defending Roe v. Wade (Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:05

Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Book: Kavanaugh accuser's attack ‘motivated’ by defending Roe v. Wade  —  Christine Blasey Ford and her feminist attorney were “motivated” in their attack on then-federal judge Brett Kavanaugh by their passion to protect abortion rights, not just their “civic duty” to provide information …

The Gospel According to Marianne Williamson (Taffy Brodesser-Akner/New York Times)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:05

Taffy Brodesser-Akner / New York Times:
The Gospel According to Marianne Williamson  —  Do spirituality and self-help have a political constituency?  —  The first problem with Marianne Williamson is what do you call her.  The other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination lead with their impressive elected titles: “Governor,” “Senator,” “Mayor.”

China's Most Indebted Firm Is Too Big to Fail (Nisha Gopalan/Bloomberg)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:05

Nisha Gopalan / Bloomberg:
China's Most Indebted Firm Is Too Big to Fail  —  This property developer is borrowing even more to expand into unlikely projects, such as electric vehicles.  But there's a method to the madness.  —  There's a lot working against China's most indebted property firm.

LIVEBrexit: Government loses Commons majority ahead of key vote (BBC)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:05

BBC:
LIVEBrexit: Government loses Commons majority ahead of key vote  —  Read our main story Tory MP defects ahead of crucial no-deal vote |  Who are Tory rebels set to defy Boris Johnson?  Leo Varadkar says Ireland must stand its ground |  Could there be an early general election?  Can a no-deal Brexit be stopped?

Joe Biden says 'details are irrelevant.' Can Democrats get away with that in the Trump era? (Amber Phillips/Washington Post)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:00

Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Joe Biden says ‘details are irrelevant.’ Can Democrats get away with that in the Trump era?  —  Being the opposition party in the era of President Trump raises some new questions for Democrats about what standards they should hold themselves to.  A question topping that list …

Why Mike Pence Is Lining Trump's Pockets With Taxpayer Dollars (Jonathan Chait/New York Magazine)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:00

Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Mike Pence Is Lining Trump's Pockets With Taxpayer Dollars  —  President Trump had a suggestion for Mike Pence: Rather than stay in Dublin during his meetings there with European officials, why not bring his entire family and security entourage to the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, on the other side of the country?

Cory Booker Faces Blunt Health Care Questions From Ady Barkan | Uncovered | NowThis (YouTube)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:55

YouTube:
Cory Booker Faces Blunt Health Care Questions From Ady Barkan |  Uncovered |  NowThis … ‘The suffering of some undermines the well-being of all.’ — Sen. Cory Booker sits down with health care activist Ady Barkan to talk about his father getting Parkinson's, supporting a public option for health care …

Trump's favorite rage-attack on Democrats is facing a big test (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:45

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's favorite rage-attack on Democrats is facing a big test  —  There may be only one thing that gets President Trump angrier than accusations that he's a racist: the suggestion that he's failing.  Put those claims together, and Trump will explode in fury.

'I've Never Seen a Cast of Characters That Willing to Kill Each Other': Mike Isaac on Chaos at Uber (Brian Feldman/New York Magazine)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:45

Brian Feldman / New York Magazine:
'I've Never Seen a Cast of Characters That Willing to Kill Each Other': Mike Isaac on Chaos at Uber  —  It seems like every large tech company has had a rough couple of years, but it's easy to argue that no company has had a worse year than Uber did in 2017.

Ilhan Omar feels the heat (Scott Johnson/Power Line)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:40

Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Ilhan Omar feels the heat  —  Of all the scandals in which Ilhan Omar is enmeshed, one might think the Daily Mail's revelation this past July of her affair with political consultant Tim Mynett would be the least of them.  The news last week of Beth Mynett's divorce filing, however …

Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority in UK (Chris Mills Rodrigo/The Hill)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:25

Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority in UK  —  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority Tuesday after an MP defected to the Liberal Democrats.  —  MP Phillip Lee, a 27 year veteran of the House of Commons, announced that he would be leaving …

Democratic Hopefuls Gear Up for Busy Campaign Calendar (Wall Street Journal)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:15

Wall Street Journal:
Democratic Hopefuls Gear Up for Busy Campaign Calendar  —  With Iowa caucuses five months away, the race is still wide open  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—Democratic presidential candidates are ramping up for a post-Labor Day push to win the party's nomination for the White House …

McConnell remains noncommittal on gun control after Texas mass shooting (Colby Itkowitz/Washington Post)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 15:55

Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
McConnell remains noncommittal on gun control after Texas mass shooting  —  After another mass shooting over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remained noncommittal Tuesday about bringing new gun safety legislation to a vote, instead putting the onus on the White House to first decide what it would support.

'Catastrophic decisions': Mattis savages Obama for 'failure' in foreign policy (Kelly Jane Torrance/Washington Examiner)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 15:55

Kelly Jane Torrance / Washington Examiner:
‘Catastrophic decisions’: Mattis savages Obama for ‘failure’ in foreign policy  —  Though former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis only mentions his last boss, President Trump, in the opening pages of his new book, the Washington establishment seems certain the tome on leadership is directed at him …

Democracy Dies From Bad Fact-Checking (Jeet Heer/The Nation)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 15:55

Jeet Heer / The Nation:
Democracy Dies From Bad Fact-Checking  —  The Washington Post is feeding into Trump's agenda by turning fact-checking into an ideological weapon.  —  The Washington Post has fallen into the habit of accusing Bernie Sanders of misleading the public even in cases where the evidence is strongly on the side of the Vermont senator.

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